Mickey Mouse magic: Disney plans Israel theme park

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

The Holy Land is set to become an even more magical place. Disney has announced that it is to open a theme park in Israel.

The Walt Disney Company, which has amusement parks in the US, France and Hong Kong, is planning to open another in Haifa in 2013.

The park, which will cover 20 acres of land near the Carmel Tunnel, will be home to a 25-screen cinema complex, shops and other entertainment facilities.

The project is expected to cost more than £107 million.

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav said: “This plan expresses confidence in our plans to turn Haifa Bay in a thriving business area.”

Last updated: 11:39am, January 5 2011